Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. This famous portrait of Vincent (as she was called by friends) was taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1933.

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